Westport is the westernmost town in Massachusetts on Buzzards Bay, located between Tiverton and Little Compton to the west and Dartmouth to the east. The town covers 52 square miles, and 85% of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. As of the 2010 Census, Westport was home to 15,532 residents. The town’s shoreline stretches 61 miles along Buzzards Bay and the two branches of the Westport River.

Top Stories in Westport

Coalition celebrated with national award for coastal stewardship

The national Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) recently awarded the Buzzards Bay Coalition its 2021 Coastal Stewardship Award for the breadth and depth of its programs to protect and preserve Buzzards Bay.

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Take a close look at the invisible threat facing Buzzards Bay

A short documentary focuses on the invisible threat of nitrogen pollution and how it is impacting the Westport River and Buzzards Bay.

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Five good reasons to weigh anchor and experience the joy of sailing

Buzzards Bay happens to be one of the best places for sailing in North America, and that's just one reason to try it.

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Upcoming Events in Westport

Night Heron Kayak Drawing
Tue, June 01 -
Sun, September 19
Buzzards Bay Coalition,
New Bedford
Fisherman’s Clambake
Sun, September 19
12:00PM - 4:00PM
Buzzards Bay Brewing,
Westport
Summer Story Walks
Fri, July 30 -
Wed, August 18
Horseshoe Mill,
Wareham

Places To Go in Westport

Gooseberry Island

Explore nature, history, and spectacular coastal beauty along the rugged shores of Gooseberry Island in Westport.

Westport Town Farm

History comes to life at Westport Town Farm, where you can explore a Colonial-era farm along the Westport River.

Herb Hadfield Conservation Area

Herb Hadfield's woods, wetlands, and meadows surround Angeline Brook, a pristine coldwater trout stream in Westport.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: